Women's studies, women's rights, radical feminist books and articles, literature, history, chess, listening to my favorite music.
Alix Dobkin, Iranian traditional music, Mozart, Brahms, Shostakovich, Loreena Mckennit.
Favorite TV Shows:
Xena: Warrior Princess
lesbian and feminist films, for example, Suffragette, Thelma and Louise, Purple sea (Italian), If these Walls Could Talk, Fried Green Tomatoes, Carol, Fingersmith, Aimee and Jaguar, Itty Bitty Titty Committee,
Radical feminist books, for example books by Mary Daly, Sheila jeffreys, Andrea Dworkin, Kate Millett, Janice Raymond, Adrienne Rich, etc. Some lesbian fictions. Anything about Women (and specially lesbians) history, for example Lillian Faderman's Surpassing the Love of Men.
My favorite childhood book was Little Women (by Alcott).
I want a women’s revolution like a lover.
I lust for it, I want so much this freedom,
this end to struggle and fear and lies
we all exhale, that I could die just
with the passionate uttering of that desire.
Just once in this my only lifetime to dance
all alone and bare on a high cliff under cypress trees
with no fear of where I place my feet.
To even glimpse what I might have been and never never
will become, had I not had to “waste my life” fighting
for what my lack of freedom keeps me from glimpsing
My favorite Quotes from X:WP:
"Xena and I have a connection. It's stronger than either one of us. We're soul mates." (Gabrielle)
I forgot everything.
"But even though I didn't remember you-- I felt your presence-- and knew that I would never be complete unless those shadows were brought into the light." (Xena to Gabrielle)
“Xena, when I'm with you, this emptiness that I have felt my entire life is gone." (Gabrielle)
" I want you to know that I still think you are the best thing that ever happened to me. You gave my life meaning and joy-- and you will be a part of me forever." (Xena to Gbarielle)
“I would have told her-- how empty my life was before she came; and all the lessons I learned; and that I love her.” (Gabrielle about Xena)
"You're Gabrielle-- bard, Amazon Princess-- best friend. Nobody made you who you are-- it was already there. The question is, who would I be without you?" (Xena)
" Even in death, Gabrielle-- I will never leave you" (Xena to Gabrielle)
"But you are my source, Gabrielle. When I reach down inside myself and do things that I'm not capable of, it's because of you. Don't you know that by now?" (Xena to Gabrielle)
"Xena-- life is eternal. It has no beginning and no end. The loving friends we meet on our journey-- return to us-- time after time. We never die-- because we were never really born." (Gabrielle)
[Xena: “I want the ceremony to take place at the lava pit.”
Ares: “Where Gabrielle died? Kind of morbid, don’t you think?”
X: “No, I think it’s fitting. I should be as close as possible to the one person in the world I meant to spend the rest of my life with-- as I give myself over to the one person in the world-- I would never choose.”] (Soul Possession)